Monday, February 24, 2014

Feb 24th/25th, 1603:The Death of the Countess of Nottingham

Portrait of a Lady, believed to be Katherine, Countess of Nottingham. By an artist from the English school, circa 1595-97. Picture acquired through Wikimedia Commons. Image public domain.

On either the 24th or the 25th of February, Katherine Carey-Howard, Countess of Nottingham died in 1603, the same year as her famous relative and good friend, Queen Elizabeth I of England.

Katherine Carey-Howard is not to be confused with her aunt, Katherine Carey, Lady Knollys, who was Elizabeth I's first cousin on her mother's side by her aunt, Mary Boleyn, nor is she to confused with Katherine Howard, the ill-fated fifth wife of King Henry VIII.

Learn about the life of this Katherine, the Countess of Nottingham, including her career, marriage, and close relationship with the Queen of England in our BeingBess article about her.